Cross Keys Gin has launched a limited edition Sea Buckthorn Gin. The new offering from the Amber Beverage Group brand honors its provenance and the craftsmanship of the Baltic States.
Bottled at 38% ABV, Cross Keys Gin Sea Buckthorn delivers a contemporary twist on the spirits classic four ingredients of Juniper, Rosemary, Chamomile, and Linden blossoms, now enriched with Sea Buckthorn flavor. It offers “sweetness, sourness and bitterness with a fresh sea buckthorn berry aroma layered on top.”
“Over the last few years, we have seen a significant rise in orange-coloured spirits, may they be fruity soda drinks, twists on the booming spritz and even orange wine,” said Māris Kalniņš, Global Brand Director of Cross Keys Gin. “To stay true to our main priority – helping to unlock the true taste of the Baltic States – we have decided to offer a bouquet of flavours and aromas typical of this region, as well as promote this unique and versatile berry – sea buckthorn.”
“Our black currant gin that we launched only last year was a great hit, so we continue to diversify our assortment of Baltic flavours. Dozens of bartenders around the globe have highly appreciated our unique take on pink gin, and we are confident that this magical golden sea buckthorn berry will bring us great results,” commented Māris Kalniņš.
The limited edition Cross Keys Gin Sea Buckthorn comes in an orange clay bottle and is priced at £24 ($32 USD).
Earlier this week, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and East London Liquor Company released Kew Gin. The offering is the first spirit as part of a six-year partnership between the Bow-located spirits brand and Richmond upon Thames gardens. The Gin celebrates the plants and pollinators that allow botanicals to grow. It is bottled at 42% ABV and includes Douglas fir, lavender, orange peel, liquorice root and fennel seed among its ingredients.